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The Resource Moving forward post-tsunami : voices of the vulnerable

Moving forward post-tsunami : voices of the vulnerable

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Moving forward post-tsunami : voices of the vulnerable
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Moving forward post-tsunami
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voices of the vulnerable
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eng
Summary
On 26 December 2004, a massive earthquake of magnitude 9.0 (Richter scale) occurred off the west coast of north Sumatra, Indonesia. This was followed by a series of aftershocks that triggered tidal waves (tsunami) that travelled at over 600 km/h causing extensive coastal damage to Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Later on the tsunami reached Bangladesh, India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka. Finally it reached Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, and Yemen. In all over 2.4 million people were affected, with over 286,000 dead and more than 7,800 missing. The fisheries sector was hit worst by the tsunami, but crop and livestock as well as coastal ecosystems, including mangroves and other crop trees, also suffered serious damages. In terms of economic losses, estimates from India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand combined put the cost in the fisheries sector alone at US$ 250 million. In agriculture, the damages to crop production were mainly due to intrusion of sea water to agricultural land and deposition of saline sediment, destruction to irrigation and drainage facilities and loss of farming capital. The livelihoods of millions of farmers and fisherfolk of many coastal communities in the affected countries were completely or partially destroyed. Economies at the community level were severely affected, causing hundreds of thousands of already poor people to fall into even deeper poverty. Rebuilding the livelihoods remains one of the main challenges facing the affected Governments and international organizations and its partners following the initial phase of rescue and humanitarian relief. Committed to support the Governments of the tsunami-affected countries in the reconstruction efforts, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organized a study to identify the needs and aspirations of the disaster affected communities in order to identify appropriate intervention strategies especially in relation to vulnerable social groups and livelihood issues
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  • Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004
  • Disaster victims
  • Disaster relief
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Moving forward post-tsunami : voices of the vulnerable
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Indonesia -- Sri Lanka -- Thailand
Control code
77237114
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xvi, 119 pages
Isbn
9789211204735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)80155823
Label
Moving forward post-tsunami : voices of the vulnerable
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Indonesia -- Sri Lanka -- Thailand
Control code
77237114
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xvi, 119 pages
Isbn
9789211204735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)80155823

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